Thank You Tulum!

On a recent lovely yet rainy night, our friends in and around Tulum joined the Art of Conservation team and I at la Casa Rosa for our 2nd Annual Fund Raiser Gala. Despite the rain, the evening was filled of joy, enthusiasm, and much needed fundraising thanks to the generosity of the community. The AoC team; Manuel, Edgar, Anaïs, Esteban, Pato, Alyson Ball (member of our Advisory Council) and I feel honored to have received a plethora of encouragement to keep our efforts going. Not only was the event beneficial toward Art of Conservation's work, it also brought together like-minded people reinforcing a collective desire to conserve our beautiful natural spaces, shared biodiversity, and the preservation of indigenous cultures. The team and I feel energized and will continue giving it our all thanks to you our dear past, present, and future supporters.

Many special thanks to Ginger Tulum for preparing delicious food and drinks, Gwen Grosset of Destinations Weddings Tulum for coordinating, Los Padrinos for squeezing into our office space and playing excellent music, Anna Fishkin for her lovely photography, Charlie from Charlie's Restaurant & Bar for being a fabulous auctioneer, Dianne Harper and Marion Vaglio for accepting donations, and Sofie Selin for welcoming guests. Along with some of our students art work, a few talented local artists generously provided their art for auction; Emma Rubens and Belen de la Rosa and Gaston Scoppa. A big thanks to you!

Thank you friends for your support. We truly appreciate your generosity. We can't do it without you!

Please enjoy the photos below. I would've liked to included a million more. See the latest blog for more 2a Gala Anual de Procuración de Fondos coverage.

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With love and appreciation,

Julie Ghrist
http://www.art-of-conservation.org/

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